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Toy Photo Story: “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” – and some mixed links

I have another toy photo story coming up. Not a Masters-of-the-Universe-piece Theatre story this time, because it involves vinyl figurines (of which I have a huge collection going back more than forty years) rather than Masters of the Universe toys. … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: The Wolf of Rajala

Welcome to the first edition of First Monday Free Fiction for 2022. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on the first Monday of … Continue reading

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Two Podcast Appearances about Old and New SFF

In addition to the Fancast Spotlights, I also have two podcast appearances of my own to announce. First of all, I was a guest on the Hugos There podcast, where I discussed the 2021 Hugo finalists for Best Novelette with … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: A Grave Case

Welcome to the November 2021 edition of First Monday Free Fiction, which goes out on a Tuesday, because I was really busy yesterday and just forgot to post this. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: Countdown to Death

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on the first Monday of every … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Transparent Stuff” by Dorothy Quick

I’m continuing my reviews of Dorothy Quick’s Patchwork Quilt stories with “Transparent Stuff”, the second story in the series, which appeared in the June 1940 issue of Unknown. The story may be read online here. You can also read Steve … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Black God’s Shadow” by C.L. Moore or Overcoming Trauma as a Core Theme of Sword and Sorcery

My last post was a review of “Black God’s Kiss” by C.L. Moore, the story that introduced the swordswoman Jirel of Joiry to the world. So it’s only fitting that I review the direct sequel, “Black God’s Shadow”, too. The … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Black God’s Kiss” by C.L. Moore or How to Suppress Women’s Sword and Sorcery Writing

As I said a few posts ago, I will be reviewing vintage SFF stories beyond the confines of the Retro Hugos as well, beginning with “Black God’s Kiss”, a sword and sorcery novelette by C.L. Moore that was the cover … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “The Children’s Hour” by Lawrence O’Donnell a.k.a. Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore

“The Children’s Hour” is a novelette by Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the many pen names of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore. It was first published in the March 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is finalist for the 1945 … Continue reading

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Retro Review: “Arena” by Fredric Brown

I’ll continue my reviews of the 1945 Retro Hugo finalist with “Arena”, a science fiction novelette by Fredric Brown that was published in the June 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and is a finalist for the 1945 Retro Hugo … Continue reading

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